Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
We Should All Be BookwormsAugust 31, 2021x
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Eviction is rarely an isolated incident unique to an individual who doesn’t know how to budget. Matthew Desmond sheds light on this reality and shows us there’s an epidemic of evictions due to a structural problem that's baked into our system. 
Mykella PalmerMykella PalmerHost
About the Book

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond is a Pulitzer Prize winning book that examines the consequences of current U.S. housing policies and demonstrates how these laws created an eviction epidemic that traps low income people in poverty. The research is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the course of a year between 2007 and 2008. Although it’s non-fiction, it reads like a novel because Desmond paints an intimate portrait of both the Landlord and the Tenant experience. This is an engrossing and enlightening read that makes the invisible forces that can ensnare you in poverty, visible.

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